SC: GPS on a probationer has to be properly authenticated, and PO isn’t the way

Defendant was accused of robbing a Zaxby’s restaurant with a probationer wearing a GPS monitor. The probationer pled. Defendant went to trial, and the probation officer was used to authenticate the GPS information. It was inadequate. However, the court applies harmless error to affirm. State v. Brown, 2018 S.C. LEXIS 109 (Aug. 29, 2018).

Defendant’s denial of ownership of the evidence at the time of the search denies him standing to challenge it even after it was determined to be his. United States v. Alexander, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145854 (W.D. N.C. Aug. 28, 2018).*

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